AMG Driving Academy
While most of us here would argue that there’s no such thing as too much track time, we also understand that high speed lapping, under the watchful eye (and occasionally, the harsh criticism) of an instructor isn’t for everyone. Mercedes-Benz understands this, too, which is why it offers an incredibly diverse range of programs through its AMG Driving Academy. On the high-performance side, you can sign up to drive the SLS AMG GT3 racer, but only after you’ve proven your physical fitness and driving ability to the satisfaction of the school’s instructors. If a day at...
Tommy Kendall Drives The SLS AMG GT3: Video
Sign up for most driving schools, and the course will consist of a few hours of classroom time, followed by paced laps around a track to learn the line, followed by instructor ride-alongs, followed by semi-unrestricted lapping, interspersed with more classroom instruction. It’s a tried and...Kurt Ernst
Mercedes-Benz Giving Away Two Free AMG Driving School Spots
Whether you're an experienced amateur or a rank novice, there's a lot to be said for brushing up on your skills (or developing new ones) with a high-end driving school. Even if you're already happy with your current skill level, the chance to spend a day or three on track in some fast, expensive...Nelson Ireson
Tommy Kendall Coaches You On Line Technique: Video
There are plenty of schools you can go to to learn how to drive a car fast on a racetrack, including the U.S. AMG Driving Academy. Unlike the other schools, though, the AMG Driving Academy gives you something before you sign on the dotted line and pay for a course. Using former SCCA Trans-Am Series...Kurt Ernst
AMG Driving Academy Takes You Drifting: Video
If you haven't been following the AMG Driving Academy Performance Series with Tommy Kendall since we brought you the first episode, you should have been. This is an example of why: TK and and AMG driving instructor Nick Kunewalder walk you through some of the basic how-tos of drifting. From...Nelson Ireson
Video: Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Academy Feature
If you're a track hound or at all interested in becoming one, you could do a lot worse than starting with a driving school. Mercedes-Benz's AMG Driving Academy is a good example, with access to cars you won't find anywhere else. Today, we have a more in-depth video to go along with the teaser we...Nelson Ireson
The AMG Driving Academy just got a lot more interesting: you can now work your way up to getting the SLS AMG GT3 on track in the Masters program. You may remember the SLS AMG GT3 from our live coverage of the world debut event in Oaxaca, Mexico. The FIA race-ready car pegs the pricing needle at about $430,000--but you don't have to buy one if you can afford tuition to AMG's Driving Academy. Four stages in the Masters package include: Experience, Warm-Up, Training, and Competition. Of course, rank novices won't be able to suit up and take the racer out on track--at least not for the whole...